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>> long. >> that grill's hot. serious business. >> that's what's happening "today in the bay." we're back at 7:26. >> we'll see you soon. good morning. breaking news.3 c3 última hora, el huracán arthur de un padre acusado de matar a >> courtroom stunner, shocking new evidence revealed in the case of a father charged with murdering his own son in a sweltering car. that man accused of leading a double life. where the disturbing case goes from here. >> how did he end up there? >> he's sitting on a 3 foot ledge or so.
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>> inside the daring mission to save a stranded hiker on a cliff. everybody sing. ♪ >> ed sheeran is taking over the plaza for a special holiday concert today july 4th, 2014. c guthrie live3 c3 bienvenidos a today, esta >> i'm tamron hall. >> raise your hand in you're in for someone. >> usual gang. >> usual gang increased outside on the plaza. a massive crowd of people, a
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good crowd but this is epic can we say? >> they've been out all night. you should have seen the disappointment when we showed up zpl we're excited about ed on the plaza. hurricane arthur, the storm raining on a lot of holiday parades and not o to mention barbecues and holiday parades as it moves from the outer banks. kerry sanders is in kill devil hills. good morning, kerry. >> reporter: good morning, tamron. the light has been up for several hours giving emergency officials a chance to really do good assessment of the damage. as we take a look at a picture here. it was snapped on hatteras island, north carolina highway 12. perhaps went through the worst damage from the rising storm surge that came in in excess of 4 feet. taking out a portion of the road there. that is one of the reasons why
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the authorities did a mandatory evacuation. as we look at some of the other areas, let me take you to kill devil hills where i am right now. these pictures we shot a short time ago showing you what it looks like as the storm battered the shore here and did a fair amount of beach erosion but remarkably most of the structures, and homes are really undamaged. kill devil hills, you can see blowing rain along the beach. 101-mile-per-hour gusts. so as we look at surf city, you can see the waves pounding. one of the things i found awfully interesting and this will play well for folks out there on the west coast as you're waking up. you know the pacific is always coast. the water here started out in the 80s, now down in the 60s, just in the passing of the storm because a hurricane pulls the
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cold water from up down below. you are used to that on the west coast. folks on the east coast like their water warmer plus there's always a threat to deal with, rip current. back to you. >> thanks, kerry, that's such an important point to make, the water temperature starts off so warm and that helps fuel the storms. it was a category 2 hurricane as it made landfall in the outer banks of north carolina. it has weakened to a category 1 storm, 130 east of norfolk, virginia where we lose the clouds shortly. winds at 90 miles per hour and picking up forward speed to the north and east. ocean city maryland is seeing the heavier rain, including areas like southern new jersey. we are looking at the winds to ease a bit but when they made landfall and the storm made landfall we had winds around 101 miles per hour now gusting up to around 30 to 40 miles per hour. it's still exceptionally windy. we still have hurricane warnings
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and tropical storm warnings in north carolina. also have tropical storm warnings across cape cod, martha's vineyard and nantucket. that's where we'll see the bulk of the effects with this hurricane next. it is a category one storm and will continue to weaken, but not before crossing to the southeast of nantucket. later on tonight, into tomorrow morning. then it moves up into nova scot scotia. we're dealing with the storm surge as the hurricane continues to churn up the water. as kerry pointed out, we have to keep an eye out for rip currents. we're looking at rip currents up and down the east coast from maine into florida with surf as high as 11 to 14 feet. and that remains a concern again as we go into saturday and sunday. don't let the sun fool you, the water is still pretty dangerous. carson? >> why keep an eye on that. much more on arthur throughout the morning. now we go to georgia and stunning developments in the case of a toddler who died inside a hot suv, disturbing
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claims came to light as the boy's father appeared at the hearing on murder charges. gabe has the latest. >> reporter: we had heard this was supposed to be a stunning court hearing, but few people expected all of this. three hours of testimony and this morning this community is still absorbing the stunning allegations. charged with murder and child cruelty, rob harris seemed emotional several times as prosecutors dropped a series of bombshells. >> the most common term would be sexting. >> reporter: it was testified harris was leading a double life, exchanging nude pictures of himself with up to six women, some even as his 22-month-old cooper was dying in a sweltering suv. >> it proves motive because he was unhappy in the marriage and plan to show he wanted to live a child-free life. >> reporter: the detectives said one of the women have reservations about the online relationship. >> she said something to the
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effect of do you have a conscien conscience? what was his response. >> nope. >> harris's attorney objected. >> there's no connection between the events of that day and death of this child and this fantasy texting or whatever it is. >> reporter: detectives said before cooper died harris had done online research about child deaths in overheated cars, how to survive in prison and sites that advocated against having children. the detective testified harris had two life insurance policies on his son, won through his job worth $2,000 and other $25,000. police allege he left cooper inside the suv for seven hours on purpose. harris has pleaded not guilty. >> we said this was an accident from the beginning and that hasn't changed. >> reporter: on the stand, harris' brother defended him. >> he was a loving father. >> reporter: but harris' wife leanne na in court stayed quiet. she showed no real emotion after being told her son was dead.
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he is not charged with any crime. rob harris's case will head to a grand jury after a judge ruled there was probable cause. the judge also denied bail, which means harris will remain here at the county jail. >> thank you very much. lisa bloom is today legal analyst and with us this morning. lisa, good morning. >> good morning. >> let's start with the bombshells that game referred to. the prosecution con tends that he was sexting as many as six different women, including a teenager and that he had taken out two life insurance policies on his son cooper, one of them for $25,000. lisa, what kind of picture, if any, does this paint for a motive here? >> tamron, if these police reports are true it's no longer a crime story. it's a new low. a father who is sexting while his baby boy is dying a death that he planned?
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we get inside his man via those internet searches, including watching a report on how animals suffer and die in a hot car and how to live a child-free life. what life in prison is like. the police amassed a mountain of evidence in the last two weeks of this evidence against justin harris. >> in addition to that, investigators also said they observed an interesting conversation between harris and his wife lee ann at one point he told her he dreaded how cooper would look presumably after his death. would this indicate there was premeditation here? >> absolutely. we also know that his wife in that recorded conversation was concerned that perhaps her husband had said too much. neither of them expressed any concern about the baby, what he went through and that horrific death. all of the concern was about justin harris and the fact he had been apprehended. >> justin harris' attorney con tends this was an accident and
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what they pointed to was at one point harris' friends dropped him off at the car and put light bulbs in the vehicle and if he was in the back seat that justin harris would never have brought friends so close to a crime scene where they could have discovered that little boy's body. >> that's assuming that a defendant never makes any mistakes. he did go at noon into that car and at that point his baby was either dying or already deceased. a couple of hours later, there was a terrible stench that came from the car. i mean, it's impossible to believe that he didn't know his baby was in the car at that point. >> and lastly, we've seen a lot of high profile cases that involve parents accused of killing their child, andrea yates comes to mind. detectives have said this has been especially hard. we know public reaction to this. what do you have to say so many
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years as a person in the legal world hearing this yet again, this allegation? >> you think you've heard it all. this really is a new low. murder is the worst crime. killing a child is the worst of a child. kill's one's own child has to be the absolute worst of all. to hear he is sexting while his child is dying in that car. it's unimaginable. >> lisa bloom, thank you very much. we appreciate it. >> thank you. >> such a terrible story. shakes me to my core. my daughter is 22 months. unimaginable. >> more details likely to come out. watching this trial live and to gabe's point, it was shocking one thing after another revealed by prosecutors if these are true. >> and the wife too. all right, meantime willie is here with a troubling case of alleged police brutality. >> an investigation under way after a disturbing video is posted on youtube showing an
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officer with a california highway patrol beating a woman alongside a freeway. joe has more on this story. good morning. >> nearly everyone carries a camera thanks to cell phones, this was captured on video by someone driving by, a warning to our viewers, this video may be disturbing. >> at first it's unclear just what's happening in the cell phone video. >> oh, my god. >> you can hear a man in the car with friends, laughing as a police officer follows a woman walking through traffic across a los angeles freeway. >> [ bleep ]. >> reporter: but what happens next is no laughing matter. the officer stopping the woman on a concrete median tries to grab her arm. as she appears to resist, he grabs her again throwing her to the ground. then the video gets down right disturbing. >> he is -- >> well, the woman is on her back, the officer holds her down, hitting her head and upper body about a dozen times in just
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11 seconds. the woman can be seen using her arms and hands to block her head and face before a second man helps the officer apply handcuffs. there's no information yet about the woman's identity, current condition or legal status. >> she's like this. she's not fighting. these aren't like taps. these are like grown man on top of you, punching you. >> the california highway patrol is opened an internal investigation but did not give the reason for the stop or initial contact, saying in a statement obtained by nbc news, as a matter of policy, every time there is a use of force by our officers, there is a review conducted to determine whether the use of force was appropriate. since there is an ongoing investigation, it would be premature to comment on the specific video segment. >> at this point we don't know what happened before the video started recording. the highway patrol says it will review the entire incident as part of its internal
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investigation. willie? >> those are horrifying pictures. thanks so much, joe. >> tragedy in brazil when a bridge collapsed in the world cup host city, at least two people killed, 19 others injured. it was captured on surveillance tape. the falling underpass flattened a car and damages a commuter bus and other vehicles and it happened on a main avenue part of a construction project for the world cup. but the project was not finished in time. many of the injured were construction workers. they will host a world cup semifinal game next week. >> new video shows a haunting video from inside the costa concordia. 32 passengers and crew members died in the accident. the video was released days before crews attempt to tow the ship away. the italian government will take it to genoa where it will be
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dismantled for scrap. >> i'm thinking there will be an epic fourth of july party. the 58-year-old claimed his $259.8 million powerball prize on thursday. lottery officials say it's the largest prize ever won in tennessee lottery history. cochran will accept a lump sum payments of $115 million. wouldn't you be smiling at that? he plans to support performing arts organizations across the country. good for him. happy fourth of july. >> love that. >> do you want to check weather? >> i'll go right over to weather. we're looking at pretty decent weather in the middle of the country. all eyes have been on arthur but we are looking at high pressure in control, low humidity, and temperatures in the 70s and 80s. a light risk of stronger storms
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through north dakota. west coast is nice, cooling off a bit. we want to point out a stationary front. we'll see showers and storms early today in parts of the northeast because of this stationary front, not because of arthur. this front is will push it out to sea, that's why it's going to take that turn to the northeast. but we'll see tropical storm conditions across the upper cape cod and into nantucket. your local forecast in 30 seconds. and thank you for your bravery. thank you colonel. thank you daddy. military families are uniquely thankful for many things, the legacy of usaa auto insurance can be one of them. if you're a current or former military member or their family, get an auto insurance quote and see why 92% of our members plan to stay for life. 7:16, happy fourth of july my friends.
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we have a really good-looking day shaping up. san francisco shows you entirely clear. little fog right there in the san francisco area. but it's going to burn off quickly. as we head throughout date today, we're sunny here in the south bay on the way to 83 degrees. 79 for the peninsula and 68 degrees on the east coast shore. best view of the fireworks tonight, inland valley spots and over the weekend, we are going to warm you up. today looks good, tomorrow about three degrees warmer and we'll peek on sunday. the weather. we appreciate it. >> we were romanticizing winning the lottery. >> we were in our new mansion. >> would you like me to do weather. thank you for that. >> the first family is gearing up for a celebration. we are not talking about the fourth of july. it's a milestone for malia obama who turns 16. kristen has more. good morning. >> good morning to you. from driving to dating, president obama and the first lady say they are preparing for
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all of it as malia turns 16. they never talk about the girls, so they are not giving details about the party plans, but her parents have been abuzz about the day. >> when the world met malia oba obama, she was 10 years old. today, she turns sweet 16, a major milestone that had her dad talking earlier this week. >> with the fourth of july on friday, also malia's birthday, for those of you who are interested, she will be 16. worrisome. >> reporter: perhaps because like so many her age, she will be hitting the road. michelle obama telling jimmy fallon. >> ladies and gentlemen in d.c., watch out. >> yeah. >> malia obama on the road. >> reporter: she's branching out
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in other ways as well. interning on the l.a. set of halle berry's new show. the obama's worked to shield their daughters, the world caught glimpses of them. still, they are like other teens in a lot of ways. >> they are strong, confident young ladies. >> reporter: now, another writ of passage for a woman who's already experienced so much. >> she's had a great opportunity to travel the world with her mother, to see things some people can only dream of. you can't really appreciate it fully, sometimes, until it's -- till you are out of the white house and you can say wow, that was extraordinary. >> reporter: malia is only the second first daughter to turn 16 living in the white house. the first was chelsea clinton. of course today is america's
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birthday. this year, pit bull will be among those firing up the crowd. >> wow. no wonder he's not on the plaza, he's there. speaking of sweet 16, jenna wolfe is in the orange room. >> 16 was a tough year. it was either awesome or awkward, you agree? >> we are going to head to the orange room. carson, thanks for letting me hang out in your house. we agree malia is rocking it. she looks great. i didn't know about hair straightening when i was 16 years old. tell me if you recognize these guys. there we go. first of all, tamron, you look so fancy. you look wonderful. >> radiant. >> hold on. as we approach this rocking threesome here, dylan, you look 7. willie looks exactly -- i don't
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know why i decided to brush my hair like that. >> people sent in their comments and photos. me at 16 in '88 with my love rob lowe. brandy, circa 18992. a lot of hairspray here. send pictures #orangeroom. we want to see and hear from all of you. >> don't leave us hanging. >> were you ever awkward? >> a beautiful woman. >> you came audiotape reading the news in the picture. >> very good. jenna, thank you. coming up, a life saving mission caught on camera. the race against time to rescue a man caught on the side of a cliff. a rossen report that makes you think the next time you rent a car. the germs that could be traveling with you. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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lease this 2014 ats for around $299 a month and make this the summer of style. you're watching "today in the bay." good morning you, it's 7:26, happy fourth of july, i'm kris san chez. today high fire danger and illegal fireworks are shutting down several popular parks on the peninsula. parks along the san mateo shoreline are always popular places to watch fireworks, tonight they'll be off limits. ryder and aquatic park will be closed. meantime parkside aquatic will be offlimits as usual. police say they are not taking any chances. >> we've had such a dry winter, major fire hazard. the park rangers have an an uptick in illegal fireworks. it made sense to close early this year. >> police and fire stepped up proms for tonight's closures. all three parks will close tonight at 6:00. city leaders hope the return of
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a massive fireworks show in san jose will help cut down on illegal fireworks tonight. the show sponsored by the rotary club will light up the sky over san jose. the event was canceled in 2008 because of a lack of funds. but this year the rotary club teamed up with the city and santa clara county to make it happen. happy 100th birthday. now let's check in with christina loren. always a concern about the clouds. >> that's right, you know what kris. they will as we head out tonight we're looking good. right now san jose showing you what we have left of the low clouds. that's enough to keep them down in the low 80s today. meanwhile, we have a good marine layer formation. this will keep your temperatures in the 70s and yeah, thick fog in san francisco, that means the mid-60s for you. they are fourth of july. what we're expecting from this fog, coastal drizzle for the next couple hours, then inland sizzle as we head throughout the second half of the day. it's going to be hot out there.
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but not too bad, not too hot at all. 64 degrees in san francisco. 79 for the peninsula. 83 in the south bay, talk about the hot spots, 90 in the tri-valley, 85 for the north bay and 6 on the east shore. lovely conditions in oakland today and hey, the a's have a day game. 83 degrees in the south bay as we head throughout the next couple days to put things in perspective for you. we are going to climb as we get into sunday, expecting triple digitings. looking good tonight. kris, if you're in san jose, 66 degrees, your personal forecast. >> all right, thank you very much christina. more local news in just a half hour.
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7:30 on this friday morning, the fourth of july, 2014. unfortunately hurricane arthur isn't providing much reason for celebration. the storm heading north after hammering north carolina's outer banks. more on the storm and the holiday impact straight ahead. >> meantime, here's what else is making headlines, a blinding dust storm caused serious travel problems in arizona. the airport in phoenix was forced to ground all outbound flights for an hour and two dozen incoming flights were diverted to other airports. more protests are planned in southern california when the next round of buses arrives. protesters earlier this week blocked three buses from making
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it to the facility. an important recall to tell you about, foster farms is recalling 170 different chicken products. the fda found evidence linking the company's boneless chicken breast to an antibiotic resistant strain of salmonella. dates from march 21st to march 29th. still to come, unforgettable birth, a woman forced to deliver her own child in a moving car. what kept her from reaching the hospital in time and how she managed to stay calm through it all. we have a massive holiday crowd getting set for a great concert from ed sheeran, new album debuting at number one this week. let's begin this half hour with the latest on hurricane arthur. kerry sanders is in kill devil hills north carolina. kerry, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, carson. as you can see the no swimming signs up for folks who live on west coast and see the ocean
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like this and think it's no big deal but the real threat here is not necessarily the wave action, which is unusually tall and powerful for this coast, but rather what you don't see and that's hidden down below underneath this water are the rip currents. what is a rip current? let's look at the graphic to explain what it is. it's sort of a trough, a little valley that's built in the sand underneath this wave action. you can't see it but if you're out there swimming, you can get caught in it and the water is ripping out into the ocean. it could be moving 8 feet a second, even a powerful olympic swimmer can't fight that. and so you're supposed to swim along the shore to swim parallel to get out of that rip. but it is not easy. the life guards are up and down the east coast here, outer banks and all the way further north encouraging people to stay out of the water. what arthur did here as a category 2 storm, not only created rip current and wave action, but also look at the damage here. this is hatteras.
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this is hatteras island. this is north carolina highway 12. you can see the road here has buckled under the storm surge. this category 2 storm came in with a storm surge that exceeded 4 feet. the water overtopping the road and washing it out. this is the same road that washed away three years ago. it's part of the reason that they actually had to evacuate that area. ocracoke island and other areas in and along the coast and further north right now have no power. more than 40,000 residents have no power. the power companies are moving in to try to restore power. that could take all day and may even extend into tomorrow to gemt the power back. as we look at the concern for the coastal flooding, there is standing water in certain places and the authorities are saying, look if you're out in the car and see standing water, don't drive into it because 6 inches can turn into 2 feet, 3 feet and you're in trouble. they are very concerned about people getting injured after the storm passes. but by and large as they look at
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the early assessment so far of what was a category two hurricane, one that came in overnight here, they realized that the damage could have been a lot worse. >> it certainly could have been considering it strengthened into a category 2 storm before it made landfall. the barrier islands for mainland north carolina and certainly took a beating. look now as the storm picked up in forward speed, northeast at 23 miles per hour. you can see the sun already attempting to come out across parts of north carolina. it is still raining pretty good in southern new jersey. next up is cape cod. we're going to see the system move north and east. heavy rain starts to move in right around 5:00 tonight across cape cod through nantucket and heavy through the night and it pulls away early friday morning. it's really picked up forward speed and moving quickly. but even as we start off the day saturday across down east maine, we're looking at heavy rainfall.
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we could end up with 4 to 7 inches of rain in orange here and down through boston, 1 to 2 inches of rain. we want to reiterate, you've got to watch the rip currents, from maine to florida. the water is churned up and rip currents are kind of hidden in the water but they are making things very dangerous. you want to play it safe and always swim where there's a lifeguard, we'll see seas as high as 14 feet off of 7:35, happy fourth of july bay area, we are spoiled this year. live looking at san jose, cloud cover. mostly cloudy over oakland and same overcast sky is in san francisco. we're going to see it comfortable temperatures though because of those low clouds to start. 79 degrees for today, 64 in san francisco, 83 degrees in the south bay. and the warm spots will be the tri-valley and the north bay area of the alameda county fair in town. if you're headed out there, lots of sunscreen for today.
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forecast. >> all right, dylan. thank you very much. now to a harrowing cliff rescue caught on camera. willie has the story for us. willie? >> this is amazing. it was a daring mission. the snoqualmie pass just east of seattle where peaks can reach as high as 3,000 feet. >> i've got him. he's at 11:30 just above the snowline on the left. >> reporter: search and rescue members in a helicopter spotted a lone hiker clinging to a cliff in the snoqualmie pass. >> he's sitting on about a three-foot ledge or so. >> reporter: the rescue team responded after the unidentified hiker managed to call 911 to report he was stuck on a ledge. the hiker telling emergency respondsers he didn't know how much longer he could hang on. that's when the rescuers sprung to action. we're just going to have to get behind him. i think that's going to be the best place to stand there.
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but there is not much room. we'll see how this works. >> reporter: with little more than ten feet between the rotor and the cliffside, rescuer miles mcdonough was lowered into position. as mcdonough descends, we see the face of the scared hiker. he convinces him to let go. raising him up to safety. the grateful hiker landing moments later safely on the ground. obviously we're grateful he's okay, but give credit to the helicopter rescue team. unbelievable effort by them. >> in those situations anything can go wrong. you take that for granted sometimes. up next, a special rossen reports investigation exposing the dirty truth about rental cars. wait until you see and brace yourself for what we found. and on "trending," the most
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actually think about how many people have probably coughed on this steering well, touched the radio buttons without washing their hands. it's kind of gross. to find out what's lurking inside, we rented six vehicles from the top rental companies including sedans, an suv, and a minivan. this minivan is so dirty you can actually see the filth. on the back of the passenger seat here, that's a hairball. i don't even want to ask what's stuck inside of it. take a look at the stain on the back seat of this car i rented. i have no idea what this is. it's all dried up and hardened. how do they send a car out like this? >> that's disgusting. absolutely gross. >> nasty. >> reporter: but it's what you don't see that could actually be dangerous. so we hired these scientists from a certified laboratory armed with gloves and goggles.
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let's test. they swab every car from top to bottom. the gear shifts, the door handles, even the gps units. great news, these two cars passed. very clean. but inside this minivan, our test showed dangerous bacteria including something called human bacteroides all over the steering well. translation, fecal matter. >> it's a wakeup call to all of america. >> reporter: dr. robert blatter works in a hospital. >> leading to very bad situations. >> reporter: wait until you hear what we found on this child's car seat we rented. it tested positive for sewage contaminati contamination. yes, sewage contamination. that could end up all over your kids. >> that's completely unacceptable. that's gross. >> reporter: bob bineli is a rental car expert who ran a
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franchise for ten years. he says he's not surprised by what we found. i assume they vacuumed it well and washed it well. is that the case? >> you should never assume that the car is clean. most of the time they're just looking inside the cars, peeking in and visually trying to see if it's clean or not and letting it out to the general public. >> reporter: in all, we collected 25 samples. 22 of them tested positive for germs. some more dangerous than others. the dirtiest spots? the steering wheels and the door handles. teeming with bacteria. the rental companies are trying to get these cars out as fast as possible. >> i think they're focused on profit instead of the customer's health and safety first. >> don't worry. there is some good news here. most of the gps units we rented were totally clean. so what can you do to stay healthy? here's the takeaway for you. wipe down all the surfaces in the car with antibacterial wipes. if you see any visible filth,
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out his name, taking selfies, signing autographs. can't wait to hear him play live in just a few. so how are people marking the nation's birthday today? we're going to barbecue later. jenna is tracking the big plans you've not invited us to. but we will crash your party. >> what do you get for something that turns 238? i don't know. but 15,000 fireworks shows, 213 million pounds of fireworks sold. that is obscene. if you're going to fireworks shows, let me tell you how to be smarter. this is the willow if you see this pattern here. my advice to you if you go to a fireworks showing with scream out the names really, really loud as they're coming up. people love that. horse tail. this is the fish and the pom. again, just belt it out. scream super loud. by the way god bless the usa by
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lee greenwood, the number one streamed song for fourth of july. and now my favorite part. your awkward fourth of july family photos. >> i love this. >> these guys dressed up as fireworks. these guys have the physical display going. let me tell you quick, these bunnies were used here. but nobody was hurt. send us your pictures. >> perfect. >> wow. >> looking good, america. >> there's a fish! look at that. >> that's my favorite one. i used to call it the banana. but now i know. >> thank you. the cadillac summer collection is here. ♪ ♪ during the cadillac summer's best event, lease this all new 2014 cts for around $459 a month or purchase with 0% apr and
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you're watching "today in the bay." good morning everyone, 7:56 i'm scott mcgrew. the release of the man known as the pillow case rapists is on hold because after the virus outbreak at the state hospital where he's being held. christopher hubbard was supposed to be released to live in los angeles this week despite protests from people who live there. but the facility where he's being held is under quarantine because of a norovirus outbreak. hubbard admitted to raping more than 40 women in the 70s and 80s including some in the bay area. now he's not being released for three weeks. most people forced out from the raging fire county are back in their homes for the holiday. it's 55% contained this morning. it's devoured 4300 acres. fire officials don't think it'll spread much more. meanwhile we're looking for a great fourth, let's check in
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with christina. >> you're looking in the the right spot. happy fourth of july, happy birthday america. taking a live look at's beach, little cloud cover there, same overcast sky in oakland, but let me show you sunol where it is entirely clear out there, we have a warnl day shape lg up here, but not too hot by july standards in the bay area. south bay, 68 on the east shore, 79 for the peninsula. 85 degrees in the north bay today. the tri-valley, you will see the low 90s out there, but that's it. we are going to warm you up as we head through the next couple days. may be a good day to take care of outdoor plans. fireworks and comfortable conditions in san jose. nice and clear around 66 to 68 degrees for the start of that show. let's talk about where we're headed over the weekend. saturday we'll boost up your numbers three to five degrees. peaking on sunday at about 95 degrees out in the tri-valley, yeah, it'll be warm, but not too bad. >> we'll take it, thank you. another local news update for you in a half hour, have a great
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it's 8:00 on "today." threatening to wash out the holiday for millions. then speedy delivery. meet the mom who gave birth in the front seat of her car while her husband raced down the highway. why she told him not to pull over. ♪ and he is one of the biggest stars in music with a number one album. and he's set to launch a new world tour. but first ed sheeran is live on the plaza to kick off the holiday weekend with a bang. "today," friday july 4th, 2014.
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♪ >> first in line for ed sheeran! >> we love him! >> family reunion from delaware! ♪ >> happy fourth of july! >> red, white and blue! >> happy fourth of july! >> happy birthday, america! >> and welcome back to "today" on this holiday morning. >> it's unbelievable. >> unbelievable. this is amazing. i think this might be the biggest crowd so far. >> hurricane arthur, it's just incredible. >> good thing it didn't stop anything here. speaking of that, that is of course the big story of the day interrupting holiday plans for a lot of people as the hurricane
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is pounding up and down the eastern seaboard. >> that's right. arthur made landfall overnight as a category 2. the storm is moving offshore. its impact will be felt all day. nbc's kerry sanders is in kill devil hills. kerry, good morning. >> reporter: well, good morning. we are now in the back end of hurricane arthur where i'm standing. we have tremendous gusts. hurricane arthur came ashore in the overnight hours as most people were sleeping and hunkered down if they could not sleep through the storm. the wind, the sound. this morning they're discovering that there has been a fair amount of coastal flooding in spots. you can see the water came ashore with the tidal surge that exceeded four feet. those areas now as the waters begin to recede are extremely dangerous. the authorities are urging people not to go out. if they're in their cars and see what looks like a puddle, don't
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drive through it. six inches can quickly turn into four feet. you can go into a dangerous situation quickly. the other thing authorities are urging people up the east coast is to not get in the water because of rip currents. and another reason, this water is really cold. it's now about 69 degrees. the reason it's so cold is when a hurricane comes to shore, it pulls the deep waters to the surface. so it's really cold. >> thank you so much. we're going to get to dylan's forecast in a minute. but first willie has a check of today's other stories we're following. >> good morning, guys. good morning, everyone. happy fourth of july to you. the city of murrieta, california, on edge again as protesters there are vowing to block undocumented immigrants if they try to pull into their city today. miguel almaguer is in murrieta this morning. good morning. >> reporter: good morning.
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proper testers are out early today preparing to do what they did three days ago. turn around any buses that try to come into this community. but this morning they won't be alone. behind the protests, beyond the anger and outrage in communities murrieta, these are the faces at the center of the fight. 90,000 undocumented immigrants from central america are expected to arrive this year alone in the u.s. at a bus depot in texas, most here are released from custody with just the clothes on their back and their small children by their side. this woman carried her 2-year-old daughter here from el salvador. i took a car, crossed the river, walked for awhile, then was caught by immigration. in central america, these public service announcements warn making the treacherous trip to the u.s. is often a deadly one. but the message isn't working. children traveling alone across
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the border up 92% from last year. this week buses like the ones turned around in murrieta continues to drop off hundreds of immigrants across the pus. >> a nation without borders is a nation without sovereignty. >> they deserve a chance at freedom. >> reporter: but in murrieta that won't come without a fight. two sides. a nation divided over immigration. city leaders say they have no confirmation that those buses will arrive here today. that's just their inclination. if they do, it could be an explosive fourth of july. >> setting up for another tense day in california. thanks so much. new disturbing claims about the georgia man whose toddler son died in a hot suv. at a detention hearing thursday detectives testified that ross harris was sexting with up to six women while his son cooper was dying in a sweltering vehicle.
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also said he had done online research about child deaths in overheated cars, how to survive in prison and looked at sites advocating against having children. harris pleaded not guilty to murder and child cruelty charges. new questions at a va hospital in albuquerque, new mexico. a veteran who collapsed this week died after waiting up to 30 minutes for an balance. ambulance. the cafeteria and the emergency room are only 500 yards apart. officials say the medical personnel performed cpr as they waited for the balance to arrive. ambulance to arrive. the death comes as the department of veterans affairs remains under scrutiny for widespread reports of veterans dying while on waiting lists for treatment. tough times for driving in phoenix late thursday because of this. pushed by high winds, a massive dust storm moved into the area forcing some drivers to pull off the road and wait it out. it grounded some flights and diverted others. the effects stuck around for
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hours in some parts of arizona. the united states is out of the world cup, but still being honored down in brazil. marking independence day. the christ the redeem erstad u in rio bathed in red, white and blue. the lights will change tomorrow to green and yellow as brazil plays against colombia. nice touchdown there for america. let's get another check of the weather from dylan. >> thanks, willie. good morning. we've got so many beautiful ladies out here. and we've got dad. dad, how did you get dragged into this one? >> what you do for your daughter. you do anything for your daughter. >> you fit right in with everyone. and you're the daughter. what's your name? >> shawna. >> what time did you get here this morning? >> 5:00. >> you owe your dad big time for that one. it is going to be an awesome concert here this morning but we will not see the effects of hurricane arthur. here is the cold front, that's where the showers and storms are. hurricane arthur is still producing the hurricane warnings across the outer banks of north
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carolina. we have tropical storm warnings up through virginia and nantucket and martha's vineyard. here's the next area that will get hit with the wind and rain. it is still a category 2 hurricane at this time. it is going to move out through the day today. and late tonight that's when we're going to see conditions really deteriorate through southeastern parts of new england. keep a close eye on that. could see gusts up to 40 miles per hour. and we will also get up to five inches of rain in some areas. that's a look at the weather across the really great day shaping up for all of us across the bay area. all your microclimates showing you temperatures that are not too hot. let's start in san jose, where the parade kicks off in just a couple of hours. 72 degrees at 10:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m., 84 degrees. it will be a little bit warm out there in the heat of the day, if you're going to be headed out and about all across the bay area, make sure you bring your sunscreen, but beautiful conditions come fireworks time, 70 degrees at 9:30 in the south
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bay. getting into the rest of the week, temperatures are going to climb, sunday and monday, the low 90s rerp. >> and that's your latest forecast. >> thank you. straight ahead on "trending," have you noticed them? the story behind the uncomfortable looking player intros at the world cup. >> something tells me we're going to have to do that. plus when it's time, it's time. we will talk to a woman who was forced to deliver her own baby in a moving car. >> we have been waiting for a live convert from one of the most popular singers on the planet. wrapped and grilled to g. [bong] wrapped and grilled to go. running here. running there. running into things. running out of things. making runs.
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[ male announcer ] give extra. get extra. this is lady. ♪ she's a unicorn... ...and a pegasus. and why is she strapped to the roof of my rav4? well, if you have kids... ...then you know why. now the real question. where's this thing going in the house? the rav4 toyota. let's go places. that's an appropriate song. we're back on "today" with "what's trending" today. >> let's begin with an interesting new study that's literally shocking. a lot of us are addicted to constant stimulation, smartphones, of course. but how far would you go to avoid having a little quiet
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time? a lot of people would rather be in pain. a sizable number saying they prefer to get zapped with minor electrical shocks than be left alone with their own thoughts. >> what are your thoughts? >> really? this is true for 2/3 of men and 1/4 women. when given things to think about like an upcoming celebration they want distractions. >> where are they handing out zappers? what do you zap yourself with? >> i guess a taser. >> in theory. >> it's not real. but i guess the point is that people are constantly stimulated when you sit down and start thinking about things. >> what kind of snakes are in the attic of all those? >> a lot of us are heading to barbecues this fourth of july or hosting them and in the spirit of the holiday, people were asked which recent president would you want manning your
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grill? president obama managed third with 16%. ronald reagan came in second with 22%. and topping the list, of course, bill grill master clinton. nearly 30%. >> you could see that. >> little rack. >> very good. >> cheeseburger. >> "w" is fun at a party. >> and he's got texas roots. >> of course. he can barbecue. how about this one? can typing an easy phrase every day be the simple solution to improving your life? it's all based on passwords. more often than not we forget them. now some people are replacing the passwords with phrases that inspire them. examples. workout4abs.
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that's jenna's. >> no it's cut out carbs. >> another quitsmoking4ever. you get the idea here. one guy told us he made the switch after going through a divorce. so he changed his password to a variation of the phrase forgive her. typing it every day for a month cooled his anger. >> you'd never get over it. >> and we all know your password now. has to change it. >> the coolest part is his name is mauricio. we've seen incredible moves at the world cup this year. saves, head first goals. but there's one move that puzzled a lot of the players. the arm fold. >> these are the videos introducing each of the players. these are the soccer guys. they do it before every game. a lot of people notice how
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awkward the poses are. a common problem seems to be what do you do with your hands? do you cup the bicep? armpit tuck? this is an armpit move. we decided to try it out. ready? let's rock it out. go. >> willie geist. >> oh, yeah. >> it's head first. little macarena. >> nice. >> you tuck right over left or left over right. >> who cares? >> just curious. >> what happened to my chair, by the way? >> now you see why soccer is so hard? soccer is really hard. >> that's "what's trending" today. coming up the
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all right. speaking of kids and birth, back now with a dramatic birth that pregnant women only joke about. beth berino rode out a tornado in illinois this week before heading to the hospital with her husband. with a mile to go, she felt the baby coming. so the 24-year-old who happens to be a nurse in training delivered her son in the front seat of a moving car. beth is with us now with her
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husband trevor. good morning. >> good morning. >> oh, my god. look at that adorable baby. first of all, i've got to ask you how are you doing? how is tobias doing as well? >> we're both doing great. >> so cute. trevor, how are you feeling? you're pretty quiet. you've got that steely look of a man who's been through a lot. how you doing? >> i'm doing great. it's been an exciting week. >> i bet it has. so beth, take me there. this is, i think, every woman who's pregnant thinks what if i go in labor at an inappropriate time, even in the car? were you nervous about this? had it ever crossed your mind? >> actually, i was induced with my first two pregnancies so my mom joked at the beginning of my pregnancy i wouldn't know what real labor was like and would end up giving birth in the car. >> it's all fun and games until it happens. i'm marvelled at how calm you remained throughout this. you mentioned you have two
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children already. how did you keep so calm in this situation? >> i don't think i really had time to panic. when you're in labor, you don't really think about it. i just did what i had to do. >> we're showing you cuticuties there. trevor, you were behind the wheel. tell me what was going through your mind? >> i'm going to agree with her and say there wasn't a lot of time for panic. i feel we handled it the best we could. >> given the situation. speaking of how you handled it, as i understand it you told trevor not to pull over. you wanted him to keep driving. why did you make that call? >> we were two minutes from the hospital. and he said -- i said the baby's coming. he said, the best i can do is pull over and call 911. thinking about it now, i would have listen, like, what was i
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thinking? that wasn't safe driving in a car giving birth. but like i said, when you're in labor you just think about what's going on and what you have to do. so i guess in that point in time i was thinking i just had to get to the hospital. >> i should point out you do have a background, you were studying to be a nurse and midwife. how did you keep your eyes on the road? i think i would have had my eyes glued at what was happening with my spouse. >> it was difficult. i looked over as often as i could. i saw him when he had just come out. i heard him start crying. but i knew i had to pay attention to the road. >> well, congratulations. he's adorable. we're so happy for you and your growing family. so take care and have a happy fourth. >> thank you. you too. >> bye-bye. how cute is that? >> helps to have a little rn background. >> did you have any panic moments on the way to the hospital? with your kid? >> no. >> we didn't either. >> only one of us on this desk
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has given birth. but let me tell you, that was not an option. i had all the beautiful confines of the cozy doctors and all of it. that in a million years i couldn't even fathom. a million years. what about her birthing song and her encouragement and the posters in the room? there's a lot that she needed. let's take a turn. "orange is the new black" has won acclaim for the look at life inside a woman's prison. it's based on the real life of a woman who spent a year in federal lockup. maria shriver caught up with her. >> the food here sucks. >> reporter: on the smash tv hit "orange is the new black," taylor schilling plays piper, the pretty debutante turned inmate. >> i think the women that i lied with them. >> reporter: and this is the real piper whose best selling memoir of her year behind bars
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inspired the show. >> women have been the fastest growing segment of prison populations. so the person wearing that orange jump suit is more likely to be a woman. >> reporter: what do you think "orange is the new black" did for you and for the community of women who find themselves in prison? >> if people could manage themselves in my shoes or one of the other women who are depicted in the book, they might think differently about prison. >> reporter: her path to prison reads like a hollywood script. she graduated from prestigious smith college. then like her tv character, had a lesbian relationship with a woman who had her be a courier for a drug ring. she was later busted and served 11 months at this minimum security prison in connecticut. >> maybe i can umpire women's softball. >> reporter: like on the show, she met a diverse cast of inmates. >> the vast majority of women in prison are mothers. and most of them mothers of young children. they were not dangerous.
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they were not criminal master minds. they were not drug kingpins. they were really low-level non-violent offenders. they didn't need to be in prison. >> reporter: now she is using her success to keep more women out of prison. fighting on capitol hill for lower mandatory drug sentences and alternatives to prisons for low-risk felons. like mom timyka soto. >> it's the worst fear for a mother to leave their children. >> reporter: soto was facing five years for domestic assault against her boyfriend. instead of prison, she entered a new program called justice home. it lets offenders remain home with their kids and undergo counseling and job training. >> they get the help with those issues, mental health, substance abuse, parenting help. that program is going to cost around $17,000 per woman. and in new york state where we
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do our work, it costs $60,000 a year to incarcerate somebody. >> reporter: soto says she's now empowered to go back to school and stay out of jail. >> prison is not education. it's torture. >> reporter: you said most of the women you served with did not need to be in prison. did you? >> i don't defeat my sentence. if we expect prison sentences to prevent crime, then my time in crime was costly to taxpayers and didn't really prevent any new crimes. >> reporter: what would make you successful in the reform? >> if i could see far fewer women and men in prison, i would be very, very happy. >> all right. thank you for that. coming up, guys, are you ready? ed sheeran is here. he's responsible
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happy fourth of july. it is 8:26 right now. i'm kris sanchez. jurors in bryan stow's civil case will take the holiday weekend off before returning for deliberations on monday. jurors were unable to reach a verdict yesterday, the sixth day of deliberation. the judge told them to keep trying. among other questions, the jury is being asked to determine if the dodgers and owner frank mccourt were negligent and whether that negligent played a role in stow's brutal beating. it is time to look at our forecast on fourth of july. the question, as always, can we see the fireworks? >> you know, it's a tough one, kris. it's a tough one, 8:26. as you know, this is pacifica. that fog rolls in the evening hours, just like we see in the
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morning. the good news is, it's already clearing here, that spot notorious for fog. we are nice and clear already in san jose. sunol, crystal clear and warming up. and the good news is at 9:30, even with a little bit of patchy fog dripping around san francisco, you should have a clear shot at those fireworks. 64 degrees in the city today, 83 in the south bay, 79 for the peninsula, and yeah, comfortable day on the east shore, 68 degrees. kris, back to you. >> all right. thank you, christina. we have more local news and another look at that forecast coming up for you in just a half hour. right now, enjoy the "today" show.
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♪ nice. >> all right. we're back now 8:30 on this fourth of july morning 2014. we have to share a microphone, everybody. the nation celebrating the 238th birthday. we had great help there for the united states air force.
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>> thank you so much. and we've got more great music just ahead. ed sheeran, the man with the number one album in the country, is getting ready to take our toyota summer concert stage. pass the mic. >> also ahead, a very interesting way to use your grill. we're talking mouth watering desserts. we're going to show you how it's done. speaking of food, we've got something special next week on "today." we're calling it super simple chicken: the only recipes you'll ever need. and we want you to cook along with us. go to this weekend and get ready to make the best chicken you'll taste. all right. let's get a check of the weather. >> something is brewing. >> hot potato. got it. the wind has nothing to do with hurricane arthur. this is just a cold front moving in. that is going to produce some rain on its own.
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we are still keeping an eye on a category 2 hurricane. it will weaken before it passes to the southeast of nantucket later on tonight closer to around midnight. but we will see tropical storm force winds across nantucket and outer cape cod. we've got the stationary front that's going to protect the northeast from arthur. and for the middle of the country, it couldn't be more beautiful. temperatures in the 70s and 80s. even in the southwest instead of being 115 it's 102 today. and 70 stz a little red for you, a little white from the low clouds and a blue sky over san jose. happy fourth of july, bay area. taking a live look at a murky sky over tiburon. meanwhile, we are still socked in with those low clouds in oakland at this point. but it's burning off already. and as we head throughout the day today, we are going to see some comfortable conditions, courtesy of those low clouds. 79 degrees along the peninsula, that's a nice day.
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83 from the south bay. 64 in san francisco and 68 in oaktown today. >> and that is your latest forecast. >> all right, dylan. thank you. now let's say a quick hello to the group helping us celebrate the fourth of july. the united states armed force ceremonial grads. colonel, good to see you. good morning. >> good morning. >> happy fourth of july to you. >> happy fourth of july. we're here today to honor all of our air force members with wser across the globe. we want to let people know our air force members are doing a great job. and not only them but veterans. we're proud to represent them today. >> today is a big day for you today. where else does the band perform throughout the year? >> we're going to have a concert tonight in washington, d.c. and we have concerts throughout the summer we hope people will come to.
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we're on the road throughout the year all over america connecting with the american public and telling the air force story. >> thank you. you're going to play for us now? >> we're going to play "my country 'tis of thee." >> thank you. ♪ >> thank you so much to this amazing band and thank you for their service. coming up next, we've got desserts for the grill. >> very nice. and ed sheeran live but first this is "today" on nbc.
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♪ and again thanks to the air force band for being here. the patriotic music there. united states air force ceremonial brass. are you planning to close the grill once you're done with your burgers and dogs? not so fast. this morning we're going to fire up that grill th some desserts. they're going to be a huge hit. we've got billy deck here, owner of rocket burger. you've got the usa going here. >> can't forget about our world cup team. >> we're going to do desserts. >> yeah. we're going to amp them up. we've got our family over here roasting the marshmallows already. we're going to make gram cracker
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waffle s'mores. all i'm going to do is throw them on the plate and go ahead and throw as much gram cracker and chocolate you want. it's interactive, the kids can do it. the whole family can jump in. you can do whatever you want. why don't you walk this over to the family and i'll do the other two. all they're going to do is smear the marshmallow -- willie's burnt his. >> there you go. >> just right on top. >> uncle willie. >> and then we've got two more coming. you can also dress this up. you can use any kind of chocolate, but i like to go old school with the hershey's like nostalgic. you can do whatever you want. >> i like the peanut butter cups. >> but you could also just use your hands if you want. and you can fold it up like a taco. >> fold it up like a taco. >> while you're enjoying that, we're going to make this amazing bread pudding with caramel and bananas. i always have leftover hot dug
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buns after drilling. i cut them up. what you're going to do is start with five eggs. i'm going to pour in a can of condensed milk. it's going to get real thick here real quick. but this is the good stuff. then 3/4 cup of whole milk. awesome work. a little vanilla extract. and you've got it going on. you're going to pour that in right here. >> ready for it? >> yes. all i'm going to do is make sure every bit is covered so the bread can absorb it. we were getting the moisture out by toasting it in the pan. now drop in two bananas i've cut up in quarter inch slices. then the caramel. >> this looks great. >> yeah. it's great. cover it up. 30 minutes on the fire or 350 in
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the oven. all this is is maple glaze, pineapple, and pound cake. giving it a bit of a glaze. >> guys, how is it? taste delicious? >> we are doing great here. >> you can find all these recipes on our website up next, the moment our crowd has been waiting for. ed sheeran is here. right after this. but first this is "today" on nbc.
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the toyota concert series on "today" brought to you by toyota. >> who's ready for the music? there we are. hi. go see you. ed sheeran seconds away from
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rocking the plaza but first a quick look at this three-time grammy nominee's rise to fame. 23-year-old ed sheeran has ea earned every bit of his success. he's gone to selling out arenas. sheeran has a loyal fan base of 9.7 million on twitter, over 6 million on facebook, and 350 million views on facebook and counting. with his first album selling over 4 million copies, ed sheeran is ready for the next sign of his career a second album called "multiply" which debuted at number one on billboard this week. performing "sing," give it up, ed sheeran! ♪
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♪ late in the evening ♪ glass on the side ♪ i've been sat with you ♪ for most of the sniegt ♪ ignoring everybody here ♪ we wish they could disappear so maybe we could get down now ♪ ♪ i don't want to know if you're getting ahead of the program ♪ ♪ i want you to be mine, lady ♪ to hold your body close ♪ take another step into the no-man's land for the longest time lady ♪ ♪ i need you darling ♪ come on set the tone ♪ if you feel you're falling ♪ won't you let me know ♪ oh oh oh ooh ♪ oh oh oh ooh
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♪ if you love me come on get involved ♪ ♪ feel it rushing through you from your head to the ♪ ♪ oh oh ooh ♪ oh oh oh ooh ♪ sing ♪ oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh ♪ oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh ♪ oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh ♪ oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh ♪ this love is a blaze ♪ i saw flames from the side of the stage ♪ ♪ and the fire brigade comes in a couple of days ♪ ♪ until then we got nothing to say and nothing to know ♪ ♪ but something to drink and maybe something to smoke ♪ ♪ let it go until i wrote a change ♪ ♪ singing we found love in a local rave ♪ ♪ no i don't really know what i'm supposed to say ♪ ♪ but i can just figure it out
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and hope and pray ♪ ♪ i need your darling come on set the tone ♪ ♪ if you feel you're falling won't you let me know ♪ ♪ oh oh oh ooh ♪ oh oh oh ooh ♪ if you love me come on get involved ♪ ♪ feel it rushing through you from your head to the ♪ ♪ sing ♪ oh oh oh oh oh oh ♪ oh oh oh oh oh oh oh ♪ oh oh oh oh oh oh ♪ ♪ can you feel it all the guys in here don't even want to know ♪ ♪ can you feel it i can hear the music from the back ♪ ♪ can you feel it found you hiding here so won't you take my
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hand darling snoets before the beat kicks in again ♪ ♪ can you feel it ♪ can you feel it ♪ i need you darling come on set the tone ♪ ♪ if you feel you're falling won't you let me know ♪ ♪ oh oh oh ooh ♪ oh oh oh ooh ♪ if you love me come on get involved ♪ ♪ feel it rushing through your from your head to the ♪ ♪ oh oh oh ooh ♪ oh oh oh ooh put your hands together. clap with me. sing! ♪ oh oh oh oh oh oh ♪ oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
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♪ oh oh oh oh oh oh ♪ oh oh oh oh oh oh oh ♪ thank you very much. >> ed sheeran is back with more music, but first this is "today" on nbc.
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we are delighted to welcome ed sheeran back on the plaza this fourth of july morning. good to see you. >> we're standing on the stage for the album "multiply." it's a big x. so happy for you. this album now number one, 83 countries on itunes. number one here on billboard. what is this moment like for you? >> it's pretty insane. it's kind of been a very odd journey. like everything seems to be happening now. like everything we've done seems to add to it. it's all just come down now. >> talk about a tidal wave. look at this. your songs are so personal. you write from your heart. take us through that journey. why do you choose to go so deep for these fans?
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>> i don't know. i guess it's some form of therapy. makes you feel better getting stuff off your chest. but it's just -- >> you're talking to millions of fans. >> yeah. i'm glad they like it. >> got a connection there. it is just ed and his guitar here for the fans. you've been doing this a lot. there is no band. it's just you. how long are you going to do it like this? >> for this album. and i'll see where the next album takes me. but this was all written around the pedal. and mostly recorded with the pedal. >> stadiums, you're going to bring a band or no? >> i'd like to do at least just one on my own. >> ed sheeran performing "don't." ♪
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♪ ah la la ♪ ah la la ♪ ah la la ♪ ah la la
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♪ ah la la ♪ i met this girl late last year ♪ ♪ she said don't you worry if i disappear ♪ ♪ i told her i'm not really looking for another mistake i called an old friend thinking the trouble would wait ♪ ♪ but then i jump right in a week later returned ♪ ♪ i rocken she was only looking for a lover to burn ♪ ♪ i put it off until the moment was right ♪ ♪ i went away for months until our paths crossed again ♪ ♪ she told me i was never looking for a friend ♪ ♪ maybe you could swing by around 10:00 ♪ ♪ bring a bottle of gin ♪ we'll be in between the sheets 'til the late a.m. ♪ ♪ baby if you wanted me then you should've just said ♪ ♪ shwe singing ah la la ♪ i told her she knows ♪ take aim and reload
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♪ i don't want to know that babe ♪ ♪ for a couple weeks i only want to see her ♪ ♪ we drink away the days with a takeaway pizza ♪ ♪ now she's staying at my place and love this way i treat her ♪ ♪ singing out aretha ♪ and never wants to sleep i guess i don't want to either ♪ ♪ we make money the same way ♪ four cities two planes the same day ♪ ♪ those shows have never been what it's about ♪ ♪ we should get on a plane or we'll be missing it now ♪ ♪ wish i'd have written it down ♪ ♪ she should haved it out ♪ that heart is so cold all over my home ♪ ♪ i don't want to know that babe ♪ ♪ don't mess with my love ♪ i told her show knows ♪ take aim and reload
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♪ i don't want to know that babe ♪ ♪ on my hotel door i don't know if she knows what for ♪ ♪ she's crying on my shoulder ♪ i already told her trust and respect is what we do this for ♪ ♪ i never intended to be next ♪ but you didn't need to take him to bed that's all ♪ ♪ and i never saw him as a threat ♪ ♪ until you disappeared with him to have sex of course ♪ ♪ it's not like we were both on tour ♪ ♪ we were staying on the same hotel floor ♪ ♪ all this time god knows i'm singing ♪ ♪ don't mess with my love ♪ that heart is so cold ♪ all over my arm ♪ i don't want to know that babe ♪ ♪ don't mess with my le ♪ i told her she knows ♪ take aim and reload ♪ i don't want to know that babe ♪ ♪ ah la la ♪
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>> ed sheeran. thank you so much. he is not done yet. there's one more song well, good morning, everyone. 8:56. i'm scott mcgrew. happy fourth of july. and if you still don't know how you plan to spend the day, go to our website, complete list of events., click on the fourth of july events on our home page. now, what about the weather? i know who can tell us. christina. >> hey, good morning, scott. happy fourth of july to you at home, getting oh, so close to that joey chestnut competition. we'll bring you the results.
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79 degrees along the peninsula. 83 for the south bay. 64 degrees in san francisco today. and by tonight, fireworks looking good. you're even going to see them from san francisco this year, and temperatures are going to be comfortable, especially through your inland valleys. that's where you can get the best view and the warmest numbers, but still not too bad in san francisco. happy fourth of july, everybody.
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if you can hear us over the screams, that's ed sheeran right behind us out on the plaza. a packed plaza. and really four, five blocks of new york city filled with ed
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sheeran fans. >> since the hours of the morning they've been lined up to see him. at one point the clouds were ominous. thought it was going to pour down. not one person moved. they were like i'm not losing this spot. >> i'm willie. this is tamron. al and natalie are off today. and we're going to hear more from ed sheeran. we're going to talk to him in a few minutes. and then he'll do another song for us as well. so plenty more ed sheeran. stick around for that. and a happy fourth of july to all of you. we've got cool fireworks to show you to get you in the spirit. this is last night in boston. their famous fireworks. but the bad weather approaching from hurricane arthur, they actually decided to push these things up and celebrated in boston one night early because of the threat of weather today. >> beautiful stuff. we learned from jenna wolfe earlier their actual names for the designs you'll see. there's the shoe horse,
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horseshoe? >> i'm guessing horseshoe. >> what'd i say? just any opportunity for you to mock your bff. >> the peony was another one. >> what dylan called the horseshoe before was the banana. >> i think it was the ponytail. >> so both wrong. shoe horse. that's amazing. just amazing. well, dylan's watching hurricane arthur. it did hit the east coast last night. category 2 slammed north carolina. heavy rain, high winds. what's it looks like today? >> today it's still not looking good. i'm convinced even if this storm was shifted right over new york city, those fans would still be outside right now. it made landfall 11:15 last night right across the outer banks of north carolina. it's already starting to move to the north and east. we're going to see some improvements. what are the chances of a hurricane hitting on the fourth of july? certainly messed things up and
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down the east coast. it's a good thing boston changed the fireworks because tonight not looking good. they made it work. we'll talk more in a few minutes. >> can get those traditional shoe horse fireworks up and running tonight. we'll talk to you in a minute. meanwhile, weather out west. dust storms in arizona. look at that. that's incredible. grounded a bunch of flights in phoenix obviously. caused some traffic problems and it took a couple of hours to clear. that is incredible happening in arizona yesterday. what's it called? >> a haboob. one of al roker's favorite words. >> haboob. you do another one to us like shoe horse? it's haboob. >> what's that song from
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"frozen?" let it go. >> ooh. >> there are a lot of amazing things caught on camera but this has to be the top five we've seen. it happened in snoqualmie pass near seattle. that is a man there stuck. the peaks reach as high as 3,000 feet. this hiker called 911. i love he was able to call 911 with his hands holding on for dear life when he was stuck on a ledge. he told emergency responders he did not know how much longer he could hang on. just about ten feet between the row t ro rotor and the cliff. is that unbelievable? >> as you look at it, you mention the distance. look how close that rescue helicopter is to the cliff. that's great piloting and great work by the rescue team to get close enough to him in a helicopter and pull him up. we don't have word on injuries, but you see him walking away.
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>> he doesn't look afraid enough for me. >> you'd call 911 checking the twitter feed. >> i wouldn't have the composure to call 911. i'd like like what's the number? 199? >> incredible job by the rescue workers. there's a new portrait of prince william. i guess it's bad? it's called fatherhood. critics are not pleased with this. what aren't we pleased with? the artist says he's amused by this criticism. he's perfectly fine with it. what's the criticism? i haven't been following this as closely as i should be. >> look at this picture, you don't see why -- >> the shading on the cheeks? >> he looks older. and it's the one portrait -- he doesn't have to have a happy sunshine smile, but just a little warmth. that wouldn't had hurt. >> i think he looks majestic. >> majestic? >> looking off into the
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distance. i don't know. i'm trying to help the artist here. >> listen, that's the part of it. when you create something, people will have opinions about it. and it's beautiful and the person is talented, but is it the best? >> don't back track now. >> i think it doesn't capture the best side of prince william. let's just say that. we'll move on. so how much do you love your favorite sports team? what's your favorite sports team? >> yankees and vanderbilt sports. >> of course. everyone does love vanderbilt. enough so to permanently tattoo, tat your body up with the logo of your sports team? would you be willing to do that? the washington nationals minor league team the syracuse chiefs promised a lifetime -- get this, hold on -- free tickets for home games to the first 36 fans who got the logo tattooed on them. fans took them up on the challenge. they did it.
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you know, i have the state of texas tattooed on me and got nothing out of it. but i don't know about a sports team. >> i don't think i could do it. it looked like a lot of those guys had a lot of tattoos. if you could blend it into something else, but if that's your only tattoo, i don't think so. >> the yankees come to you and say we heard you on "today's take" you're our biggest fan. we want the yankees mascot -- what is it? >> just the interlocking n and y. >> you want it tattooed on your body. what do you want? >> i want to play center field. i want to play this weekend for the yankees. >> can you play? >> i've lost a few steps, i won't lie. but i would have been better out there 15 years ago. >> you would have had game? if the yankees let you play center field -- on your neck. >> no, i can't do the neck. and promise no one hits the ball
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in my direction. >> the yankees are on the phone. willie will be playing -- who is the current center fielder? >> it depends on the day. you get gardner, beltran out there. >> watch out. willie's coming for your job. >> let's talk about malia. malia obama one of the first daughters turning 16. she was ten years old when she moved into the white house. speaking of sweet 16, i guess we dug up old photographs. what are we going to see here? what do we got? and roll 'em. there they are. okay. >> look at dylan with her hair. >> that was the longest my hair ever was. >> i love your hair like that. i like that. >> too much forehead. too much going on there. >> i think it's cute. >> i'm just going to say, you look like a beautiful woman. >> i look like claire huxtable. >> really? >> the hair.
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the hair. the huxtable. >> i mean that in the best way possible. >> and you say i'm channelling someone's mom? >> she's beautiful. felicia rashad. >> i'm a fan. but when i was 16, i was going for sheila e glamorous life. that's who i thought i was channelling. and willie was anthony michael hall. >> as i was for many years my teens. >> well, the girl next door who was 16 and adorable is still here. >> it took me awhile for my face to grow into the teeth. before that with the glasses, it was -- it gets uglier the earlier you go. >> don't beat yourself up. >> enough of that. let's talk about a hurricane here. we've got some rain moving into parts of delaware and into maryland. ocean city is getting clocked with some of this rain right now. very popular beach weekend, of course. but they're not getting all that much wind. but still up into southern new
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jersey we're seeing those heavier bands of rain. up around 101 miles per hour when it made landfall last night. now we're seeing winds still gusting up around 40 miles per hour in virginia beach to ocean city, maryland seeing gusts up to 30 miles per hour. it's an awful day. we still have hurricane and tropical storm warnings in effect. but conditions will improve from here on out. they are going to go downhill across nantucket, cape cod. that's where we also have warnings in effect. three to five feet above sea level. that's our storm surge in orange here across the barrier islands in north carolina. in yellow we're seeing a one to three foot storm surge. that pushes water on shore and we end up with that flooding. want to point out even if the weather improves and when it improves, watch the rip currents in the water. it will be very dangerous from maine down to 9:10. happy fourth of july! look at these numbers. they're worth celebrating. 68 degrees in the east shore
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today. 83 for the south bay. that's hard to beat for july 4th. and 64 degrees in san francisco. take a look at old glory getting a little bit of pickup here, and that fog is burning off quickly. that's really good news. as we head throughout tonight, temperatures are going to be comfortable. we are expecting a clear shot of those fireworks at about 9:30. warmest spots, clearest view, inland tonight. >> oh, god. my bangs, my forehead shrunk. >> no. foreheads don't shrink. >> i don't know what happened then. >> willie earlier today, dylan likes to tell odd facts about things. you know your nose and your ear grow your entire life? i just read that. >> is that true? >> i guess. your nose and ears grow forever. they don't stop growing. >> think about grandparents. they've always got the bigger nose. >> they do. they get bulbous, don't they? wow.
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deep thoughts. i'm actually really thinking about this. >> okay. one of my favorite things in the world these days, the web series called "parental guidance" and it's from this fella and his friend. >> we're doing a fun web series., you can check it out. a new one this week dealing with parental dilemmas. this one, diaper dilemmas. the messy diaper, what do you do with it? we want to hear what you do to work through them? >> you don't just throw them away? >> you do, but you can duct tape the diaper on a kid because they want to take it off all the time. send it to #orangeroom. or go to, check out the full video. >> do you toss out at someone's home. >> you collect them where you're staying in a bag. then throw them out when you leave. coming up, ed sheeran has
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everything live there and build it up. i loop it up and you can control it with your feet. i've been doing it since i was about 14. in this industry, everyone kind of has their own lane. like you step into someone else's lane and i'm comfortable in mine. >> speaking of comfort, we have questions from your fans. some of them may make you uncomfortable. like the one i asked ed just a short time ago. i said to ed i notice your tattoos, how many do you have? and you said? >> over a hundred. >> and then you did what? >> i unbuttoned my shirt for you. >> you want to do that again? >> it just goes up to there. >> that's as much as you can show. she was lobbying for more. he's how it's going to work. touch any of these to see and they'll have a question for you. >> hey, ed. what's something that none of your fans know about you?
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>> go deep, ed. >> i've been pretty open all along with everything good and bad. so i feel like they know quite a lot. i feel like they might know everything that i'm comfortable saying. >> nice. >> my question is what would you be doing now if you hadn't become famous? >> possibly working at a supermarket because i never finished school. i never got my grades. i wouldn't have gotten into university or college as you say. because i didn't finish the higher exams. so yeah. that. >> pick one more for us. here we go. >> hi, ed. my name is ariel and my question is which song off the "multiply" album means the most to you?
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>> i think "thinking out loud" because the whole album was very down in the dumps about love. like nothing is working. and then that was the happy song that brought it back together. >> you're in a happy zone -- i won't ask you about your personal life, but are you in a happy zone? >> i am. >> you want to say anything else? >> just that the album's out now. >> leave this man alone. hey, congratulations on the album. >> thank you. >> you're fantastic, ed. thank you. look forward to one more song from ed. up next, all the news you need before you walk out o the door. >> but first these messages. there's a new reason to love activia. when you feel good inside. you live life with a smile. but when you feel bloated, with discomfort, gas, not to mention the rumbling... you feel totally knocked out. eat activia. twice a day for four weeks. it could help you get back to feeling like yourself again. activia may reduce the frequency of minor digestive issues
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(inhale sound) breathe happy. good morning and happy fourth of july. it is 9:26. i'm kris sanchez. high fire danger and illegal fire works are shutting down several popular parks on the peninsula tonight. parks along the san mateo shoreline are always popular places for folks to watch fireworks, but tonight, they will be off-limits. for the first time, rider at aquatic park will be closed. parkside aquatic will be off-limits as usual. police say they just can't take any chances. >> it's a dry winter, a lot of dry grass out there, it's a major fire hazard. the park rangers have seen a major uptick in the fireworks. it made sense for the safety of the community to close them early this year. >> san mateo police and fire have stepped up patrols for tonight's closures. all three parks will close tonight at 6:00. city leaders in san jose hope
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that the return of a massive fireworks show will help cut down on illegal fireworks in the south bay tonight. for the first time in six years, the fireworks show sponsored by the rotary club will light up the sky above san jose. the event was canceled in 2008 because of a lack of funds. this year, though, the rotary club teamed up with the city and with santa clara county to make it happen. and we have a look at the weather forecast to know if you'll be able to see those fireworks, right after the break. the answer to treating your dog's fleas and ticks is staring you right in the face.
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it's going to be comfortable, 68 degrees. if you watch that game, watch for the ball to potentially get picked out towards right center field. strong wind out there. 79 for the peninsula. 86 along the east shore, and 64 in san francisco. the south bay, 83 degrees, perfect view of the fire works as we head through tonight from your inland valley spots. but it is going to be a little bit cloudy from time to time in san francisco, so do keep that in mind. i still think you'll be able to see that show once it starts at 9:30. kris, back to you. >> more local news in a half hour and another look at that fourth of july forecast. we'll see you back here. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
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get your taste of the season, at raley's, bel air, and nob hill. ♪ america america ♪ god shed his grace on thee ♪ and crowned thy good with brotherhood ♪ ♪ from sea to shining sea ♪ from sea to shining sea nice. sing it, fellas. welcome back to "today." that w those were actors from "pitch perfect 2." singing it well. natalie is interviewing the cast from "pitch perfect 2" next week.
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i'm willie geist. this is tamron. natalie and al have the day off. hope you're off to a good start on your fourth of july. we asked you not a super fourth of july-ish question. send us your diaper dilemmas. greg says when our daughter had a particularly noxious diaper, i left the room and let my wife deal with it. don't judge me. >> we're judging. what did that kid eat? let us know that too. >> you wouldn't believe what these people produce. faith says wear an oxygen tank and a hazmat suit. >> everything a baby does is cute. >> three words. up the back. look it up. that's all i'm saying. parents in the room know what i'm talking about. right? >> you know what that means? up the back. i'm googling that now. i'll let you know, dylan.
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once i find pictures of it. >> you don't want pictures. >> do not look up pictures. i have several nieces and nephews. i know what it means. we've got a nice fourth of july forecast despite hurricane arur. in the middle of the country it's high and dry. 70s and 80s. fantastic for fireworks. also up and down the west coast, it's in northern parts of northwest minnesota and also north dakota where we could see stronger storms today. and then there's arthur. it is still producing heavy rain and gusty winds across the coast. we will start to see that pull away by tomorrow morning. in southern new england we will see improvements. still a slight risk across the morn plains but looks pretty nice on saturday. then for sunday we are looking at a risk to spread further east. the rest of the country looking fantastic though. so just keep in mind even though the sun returns on saturday and sunday, watch the rip currents.
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it's a dangerous thing. you want to be careful in always wise to go to a garden beach. good morning to you. if you want to hit any of our bay area beaches, really comfortable conditions and now that that fog is burning off, you're going to see the sunshine out there. 83 degrees in the south bay, the peninsula is at 79. 68 degrees for the east shore. taking a live look at oakland there, nice and clear already. and the two places where we still have that fog, san francisco and up in tiburon. but it is burning off and it should be gone as we head throughout the next half hour. as we head through tonight, clear view of the fireworks from your inland valley spots. >> and that's your latest forecast. >> all right, dylan. thanks a lot. >> this morning on hope to it we head to the brooklyn department of veterans affairs medical center where many of our nation's military vets get treated. >> a special organization has teamed up with the va to help the men and women get confidence and self-esteem through something as simple as a camera.
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>> reporter: photography is a job for some and a hobby for many. but for veterans at the brooklyn va, it's therapy. >> it gives you greater self-awareness. it increases your self-esteem because you produce something. it gives you tremendous self-insight. it feels good. it's relaxing. it's great on so many levels. >> reporter: through the josephine herrick project, they provide vets the opportunity to learn to communicate using a camera. an idea that the late josephine herrick started back in 1941 during world war ii when vets needed help adjusting into society. >> we named the organization after josephine because she was able to realize that photography is powerful. it has a healing and therapeutic process which she used to help the veterans. >> reporter: the program teaches veterans to express themselves in ways they wouldn't be able to
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otherwise. >> it gives you an opportunity how to communicate with people besides veterans. because most of the civilians out there don't understand things that veterans go through. >> try to tell a true story of who you're going to photograph. >> reporter: volunteers like professional photographer camille takaru get as much out of the program as the veterans do. >> the smiles they give you back are tremendous. the joy goes onto them. >> reporter: and some of the vets have gone from being students to teaching classes themselves. >> i have a sense of accomplishment helping them, because they understand that through art they can look into themselves and see another person. >> reporter: not only do they get a great education in photography, but their work is then displayed in gallery shows throughout the new york area. >> we've shown public art,
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galleries, wide variety of places. and veterans feel really good about the fact that they are the ones who are telling the veterans' story. >> you feel proud. you understand that somebody else is looking and seeing something is that i'm trying to bring out other than the actual picture itself. >> that is a great program. for more information on the project and other location where is they run programs and there are more, go to this is a good play to pause, tamron, as we talk about the va to thank our veterans, our active duty service on this independence day. people who fought for our independence many, many years ago and have worked hard to maintain it over these generations. >> absolutely. up next, here's a challenge for you. can you name the one president who was actually born on the fourth of july? willie? whisper in my ear. >> no. i'll tell you in the break. >> he doesn't know. we'll see if you know after the break. [ webb ] i think the reception for this product
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let's show 'em what a breakfast with whole grain fiber can do. one coffee with room, one large mocha latte, medium macchiato, a light hot chocolate hold the whip, two espressos. make one a double. she's full and focused. [ barista ] i have two cappuccinos, one coffee with room, one large mocha latte, a medium macchiato, a light hot chocolate hold the whip, and two espressos -- one with a double shot. heh, heh. that's not the coffee talkin'. [ female announcer ] start your day with kellogg's frosted mini wheats cereal. with whole wheat goodness on one side and a hint of sweetness on the other, it's a delicious way to get the nutrition you want. ♪ tamron, you ready for this. >> yes. >> this or that? trivia showdown. >> this morning's theme, what else, but the fourth of july. our quiz master in the lovely dress, my favorite of the day, caitlyn becker. good morning and happy fourth of july. >> good morning, happy fourth of july. >> so you're going to ask us the questions and then we -- >> you have two options, this or
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that. >> usa knowledge. >> we're working together. >> first up. which city will host the biggest fireworks display in the country, nashville or right here in new york. >> nashville. >> i love nashville, but it's new york. >> it's new york. new york is going to burst 40,000 fireworks over 25 minutes. >> i knew that. nick cannon is hosting it. >> nashville is not too far behind, though. you were close. 30,000 fireworks over 27 minutes. ready for the next one? >> yes. >> july 4th is traditionally a big weekend for summer blockbusters. which film holds the record for biggest box office? this spider-man 2 or transformers dark of the moon. >> transformers. >> correct. do you know how much though? >> 100 bazillion. >> that is right. >> is that right? >> it's 97 million but that was
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close. over fourth of july weekend back in 2011, "spider-man 2" in 2004 and $88 million. and the newest transformers is out last weekend. huge. so could be another big weekend. >> okay. >> all right. here we go. >> feeling good. >> who is the only president to have been born on the fourth of july? >> i know the answer. >> i do too. >> who is it? >> do you want me to go? >> yeah. >> you swear? >> calvin coolidge. >> that's right. >> you did say you knew who died. >> i know jefferson and adams died. there's another one i can't think of it. >> james monroe. >> mondayio. >> very good. >> two died on the exact same day they died, on the 50th anniversary. >> willie carries the constitution on his cell phone. >> there's an app. >> i did not know that. i did not pay any attention. >> all right. this one is pop culture related. are we ready?
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>> yes. >> which american themed, americans in quotes here, theme song spent more time on the hot billboard hot 100. firework by katy perry or party in the usa by miley cyrus. >> i have no idea. >> i'm going to say miley. >> why did you say ding yes? it's wrong. it's katy perry. katy perry's song was 39 weeks on the charts. there it goes. miley's party in the usa only 28 weeks. she's at number two. >> only 28 weeks. >> i'm curious where that michael bolton song was. remember that one? >> what's that? >> proud to be an american. >> that's lee greenwood. >> bolton redid it in the '90s. >> he remixed it. >> it is phenomenal. good old michael bolton. >> which city was host to america's favorite pastime? >> cooperstown or hoboken. >> it's a trick question. it's hoboken. >> it is. >> you would think because of
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the hall of fame. >> it's hoboken. the new york knickerbocker club had to go to hoboken. >> all right. let's go over. i think we both get a prize. >> you are about to get some patriotic prizes. >> we're both getting prizes. you pick first. >> we're going to share our prize? >> oh, pie. >> i got the hot dog. >> ooh, i got the double burger. looks like i'm the big winner. >> you are. >> you did get the double burger. >> oh. very artfully displayed. >> we can spiral that for you. we know how to do that. >> people did that. did you see the tweets? >> people did. >> happy fourth. >> ed sheeran has been rocking the plaza all morning long. after the break, he's going to sing the song you picked, yes, viewer pick. ♪ oh john don't wallow in ice cream.
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the taste of my love ♪ ♪ will your eyes still smile from your cheeks ♪ ♪ and darling i will be loving you 'til we're 70 ♪ ♪ and baby my heart could still fall as hard at 23 ♪ ♪ and i'm thinking about how people fall in love in mysterious ways ♪ ♪ maybe just the touch of a hand ♪ ♪ oh me i fall in love with you every single day ♪ ♪ and i just want to tell you i am ♪ ♪ honey now ♪ take me into your loving arms ♪ ♪ kiss me under the light of a thousand stars ♪
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♪ place your head on my beating heart ♪ ♪ i'm thinking out loud that maybe we found love right where we are ♪ ♪ when my hair's all but gone and the memory fades ♪ ♪ and the crowds don't remember my name ♪ ♪ when my hands don't play the strings the same way ♪ ♪ i know you'll love me the same ♪ ♪ because honey your soul could never grow old it's evergreen ♪ ♪ baby your smile's forever in my mind and memory ♪ ♪ i'm thinking about how people fall in love in mysterious
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ways ♪ ♪ maybe it's all part of a plan ♪ ♪ i can keep on making the same mistakes hoping that you'll understand ♪ ♪ but baby now ♪ ooh ♪ take me into your loving arms ♪ ♪ kiss me under the light of a thousand stars ♪ ♪ oh darling ♪ place your head on my beating heart ♪ ♪ thinking out loud ♪ maybe we found love right where we are ♪ ♪ baby we found love right where we are ♪ ♪ and we found love right where we are ♪ >> ed sheeran putting on a great
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show for our crowd. we're back in a moment. this is "today" on nbc.
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♪ erica hill is with us with a preview of this weekend's "today" show. >> happy fourth. nice to see you both. >> you too. >> lester recently went to school. he's like a fancy camp and survival school all rolled into one. he learned how to get out of a number of sticky situations. a cia agent said when he came back from the shoot he said to us in the studio one morning, if you duct tape my hands together like this i can get out of it. except all we had was a different tape. but then we found the duct tape and it worked. you'll see that this weekend as well. even more mad skills now. >> i cannot wait to see that.
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we look forward to that. we wanted to bring you in on this as a mother. >> i was hoping you would. >> diaper dilemmas. we asked you early on to send the dilemmas and you responded. cara said my dad was watching my son and he wouldn't leave diaper on so my dad wrapped it in duct tape. people do that. i love this one. this is from ann. you know it's bad when the 2-year-old says oh, that's a big one. >> that's bad. that's amazing. >> we'll see you tomorrow. >> coming up, kathie lee and hoda. dog's fleas and ticks is staring you right in the face. nexgard, from the makers of frontline® plus. it's the only soft, beef-flavored chew
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that kills both fleas and ticks. vets recommend it. and dogs, well, they're begging for it. nexgard is for dogs only. and hasn't been evaluated for use in pregnant, breeding or lactating dogs. reported side effects include vomiting, dry flaky skin, diarrhea, lethargy and lack of appetite. use with caution in dogs with a history of seizures. recommended by vets. loved by dogs. from the makers of frontline plus. well, good morning, everyone. 9:56. i'm scott mcgrew. the release of the man known as the pillowcase rapist is on hold because of a virus outbreak at the state hospital where he's being held. christopher hubbard was supposed to be released to live in lake los angeles this week despite
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protest from people who live there, but the facility where he's being held is under quarantine because of a norovirus outbreak. hubbard admitted to raping more than 40 women in the '70s and '80s, including some here in the bay area, now he's expected to be released in about three weeks. most of the people forced out by that raging wildfire in napa county are back in their home in time for the holiday. the fire, which started on tuesday, is about 55% contained this morning. the fire has devoured 4,300 acres, but fire officials don't think it will spread much more further. well, let's check your july 4th forecast. good morning to christina. >> good morning to you, scott. taking a live look at san francisco. doesn't it just scream "america!"? we've got a beautiful, beautiful day as we head throughout the bay area. not too hot this year, even in places like antioch. we'll see the low 90s. san jose, low 80s for us, and temperatures are going to be
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comfortable for today's a's game. starts at 105, first pitch, 68 degrees. wind out of the west at 10 to 15, blowing out toward right center field. and you'll notice at the bottom of your screen, we already have some tailgaters out there. as we head throughout the afternoon, comfortable temperatures. 64 for san francisco. 68 on the east shore, 79 on the peninsula. and 83 degrees, that's it for us in san jose, as we head through tonight, we are expecting mostly clear conditions with a little bit of patchy fog drifting around the san francisco bay. but overall, looking good from your inland valleys. back to you, scott. >> and just into our newsroom, san jose's joey chestnut has won the hot dog eating contest. more details at 11:00.
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♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ get your taste of the season, at raley's, bel air, and nob hill.
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from nbc news this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb from studio 1 a in rockefeller plaza. ♪
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♪ yes! >> air force band joining us in our studio. >> happy 4th of july to everybody. >> what an outstanding group. you guys are terrific. >> thank you so much. we are so happy to be here on the 4th of july celebrating our nation's birthday with us. >> thank you for your service. >> we have mary lou henner. we will tell you how to find shorts for your age, your size and your shade. >> i would wear the hat. >> is it possible that a cat in the hat hat won't fit. i beg for people to make hats for people with bigger -- i want to see what your hair looks like when you take the hat off. >> i like it.
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buy goods made here in the usa. learn how to bowl because you know who you are. >> we are going to have good recipes coming up. we will have some fun. this is very important. we will play a 4th of july trivia game. you know we are not good at games. we want you guys to play along. true or false. the declaration of independence was signed on july 4, 1776? i'm going to say because it seems true i'm going to say false. >> i'm going to say true. this is in front of me. >> the answer is false. that is for another question. save that. >> it was not signed until august 2. >> it was declared on july 4. >> finish the lyrics to this patriotic song. ♪ this land is your land
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♪ this land is my land ♪ from california to the new york islands ♪ ♪ to the forest to the gulf stream waters ♪ ♪ this land was made for you and me ♪ >> that was a terrible rhythm. >> we got it! ♪ this land was made for you and me ♪ >> who plays the president in the movie "independence day"? >> we know that. >> yes, we do. >> michael douglas. >> bill pullman. >> i'm going with bill pullman. in what year was july 4th declared a national holiday? >> 1776, 1890, 1941 or 1967? >> i'm going to go with 1890. >> 1941. it took us that long?
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what were we doing? more than 165 million hot dogs will be consumed today true or false? >> true. >> true. the answer is true. look at your favorite nails. according to paint box they say the color of your nails tells you a lot about your personality. you usually go beige on fingers and toes. that says you are relaxed. >> yes. i don't think it is a matter of being relaxed. we change clothes all the time. it is something i don't have to worry about and goes with everything. >> hoda goes for wine colors on toes. >> she likes to wine. which means you have a sexy personality. >> black means you are creative. i don't know about that. i don't think it means you
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arecretive. >> looks gothic to me. >> neon means you are energized and red means you are angry. there is a new show coming out about nails called "nail this" on oxygen. here is a question. if you have broken up recently with someone who you were in love with do you talk about that person endlessly? whether a divorce or break up. there is something called exahaex ex-aholic. you can't stop talking about your ex. two years ago talking about he is a jerk. that can break up friendships. you know what i'm saying? true friends will tell you get over it at a certain point. >> you have to mourn for a while depending on how much in love you were. >> i think when you talk about it a couple of times it does burden you no matter the issue. once you keep talking about it it gives it oxygen.
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you keep adding to it. >> it is called >> it is a 12 step program. they give you articles and tips and you can talk with experts and other people who are just like you, miserable. we love fan fridays. >> we do. every friday we show you some things you guys are sharing with us on our facebook page. >> when you put something on our facebook page you wonder if we see it. we see it all. >> this video on facebook of her parakeet who loves to eat dinner and hang out with the dog. >> let's watch. >> oh, my gosh. >> how adorable is that?
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what are they doing? >> they are friends. >> wherever you find friendship, it's a sweet thing. look at us. last week hoda said uncleanliness is a deal breaker. >> i said not washing your hands. >> i wasn't here so i am reading what it says. jennifer says her deal breaker is bad grammar. what's yours? >> i'm with you on the cleanliness. >> wash your hands. >> wash all of it and then go back and scrub it, too. >> brush it and floss it. >> yes. >> christy's deal breaker, chewing with your mouth open. >> have you ever been out with a friend for dinner and they are sitting across from you and chewing and smacking and there is food coming out?
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who? >> he admits it. >> you do, too. >> he says it runs in the family. >> he knows who he is. >> he knows it is true. he says it runs in the family. >> there is a friend of mine when i eat with this friend i can't stop -- it's like oozing out. and they are not missing a beat. they are gossiping. >> when somebody has like food and they don't know it and you leave it there and watch it and wait to see how long it will take. i did this once to a man who was the editor of the "washington post." we were out in the hamptons. we were all eating corn and all of these sophisticated people at the table. nobody wanted to tell him he had corn all over his face. i waited and watched.
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everybody was in awe of him. the man covered in corn. they are all in awe. i finally said, by the way, none of your real friends will tell you, but you have corn all over your face. i had never seen anything like it. be a friend and tell somebody. are you ready for "friday funny"? >> i'm so excited. >> hoda, did you hear the joke about the liberty bell? >> no. >> it cracked me up. [ laughter ] >> what did one flag say to the other, hoda? >> nothing. it just waved. what is the difference between a duck and george washington? >> one has a bill on his face and the other has a face on a bill. thank you for giving me the punch line. time for "johnson's baby of the week". our first baby of the week is
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blythe garner. her parents jennifer and brian offer this advice, spent as much time with your child as you can. they are only this young and innocent once. >> next is ad lynn shipp. her parents say she gives lots and smiles early in the morning. >> a baby born in rochester, new york. her name is aminah sneed. her parents say get sleep before it is too late. >> and our final baby of the week is chase thomas fisher in pennsylvania. his parents becshare this. don't sweat the small stuff. >> congratulations to all of our babies. the thing that drove me crazy about the kids growing up cody
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would leave the shoes. now because they don't live at home anymore i cherish the messes. put all the shoes you want in the entrance way. if you want to submit your pictures go to we are going to get your nails all glittered for the 4th of july. and we catch up with mary lou henner. ♪ [ man ] i think this is a good time to tell you: you're doing okay, mom. i can call you "mom," right? i know we haven't known each other very long, but you seem like a real keeper. you're not perfect. but you're trying. anyway, i want you to know how much i appreciate you.
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enthusiasm earned her the nickname perpetual motion. >> i thought it was her sex life. >> it was my dad's nickname for me when i was little. >> starred in the tony award winning play. >> you play the role. >> it was the most fun i ever had and worked on it for two days. >> insanely funny. >> and we are performing it and he is in it with me. >> he has the monologue in the second act. >> the rant. >> it is unbelievable. >> the timing is so perfect in that show. >> is he an actor first? >> i didn't realize that. he is such a talented playwright. >> every once in a while you get a part where you can't believe it. it is like a gift. i worked last year previewing a
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role i had done on broadway. >> i had so much fun. i want to come back. he said we are going to send you the play. >> sigourney was terrific. >> we grew up performing and singing and dancing and always in shows because they call and say send 12 kids for "the king and i". >> we love looking back on your career. >> apparently you were very good at selling luggage. >> i did 72 commercials. >> let's take a look. ♪ i love saving in the spring time ♪ ♪ sam sonite saving time i mean ♪ ♪ graduation time is near
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♪ birthdays, weddings i'm betting the savings will be dear ♪ >> you never forget them. >> music stays in your head. this was a huge campaign in 1978 and shot in 1977. >> you know the day. >> there was a sunday thing in '78. it was a huge campaign in all of the newspapers and a full page. >> big break for you? >> it was right before i moved to los angeles. it was so much fun to sing on tv. we did two of them. i injured myself because they made a stairway of luggage. >> you sued them? >> no, but they did give me luggage. >> not only that because you have such a great resume we loved one of your dance videos. we have to see it.
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♪ >> i wanted to do a video. >> you in the front? >> i'm in the front. i wanted to do a video for people who never wanted to get off the dance floor so you see people who may be most out of shape in the gym they love to dance. >> they are dancing. >> i did this in 1992. it was really funny because you are like if i only had two more weeks. we were supposed to shoot and then the l.a. riots happened so they pushed us for two weeks and we are like we can get in better shape. >> only marilu would see something positive in the l.a. riots. that's the way she rolls. i don't know what you are here to promote but you did it. >> july 19 through august 10.
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i wanted to do some good for them, so i'm trying best foods with olive oil. i'm kinda nervous. you don't mess with a fireman's best foods. hey mike, seriously, so good. well you know, that's not best foods on your sandwiches. it's best foods with olive oil. whaddaya want, a parade? [ laughter ] give me another sandwich. [ male announcer ] best foods mayonnaise dressing with olive oil. the delicious taste of best foods, with the goodness of olive oil. the holiday is a perfect excuse to get festive. if you are dressing in red, white and blue is not really your patriotic style so why not let your nails have the fun. >> here are the hosts adrian
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byloan and celebrity manicurist and judge. is this your thing? nails? you are going to do a show on something you love? >> it airs in the fall. i love nail art. >> you are a judge. >> i am. >> what makes you an expert in nails? >> i am the nail villain. i have been doing nails about 12 years and paved the way in the nail industry. i am so proud to be a part of the show. >> show us some diy. >> we have stripes and red and sparkle. >> are those your real nails? >> they are wrapped. i keep a hard acrylic. >> show us what you are going to do? >> what i did 4th of july theme we did the stripes. i wanted to do something a little more playful. i am going to put a heart.
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so we are going to paint the heart here. this is a very easy diy segment. you can do this look at home. >> what do you have down here? >> different fingers different colors. >> here we have a little more playful nail art with red, white and blue. just going to add a little shimmer here. >> what's going on down here? we have to wrap this up. we don't want to rush you but this is what we do here. >> this is the stars and stripes. >> pretty, pretty. love it. >> you can get away with it for about a week and then you look silly. >> we want to wish you great luck on the show. keep that patriotism going when you hit stores this weekend. >> buy goods made in the usa after your local news. >> thank you. mom: good luck, sweetie! i love you! girl: i love you too.
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what it means to bes independent. to be free. that's what built manufacturing in america. and it's what will rebuild it. you can see it happening in small towns, where factories are pumping life back into communities. and we are once again calling the shots. so, enjoy the holiday. and then, let's go to work. ♪ good morning. it is 10:26. i'm kris sanchez. high fire danger and illegal fireworks are shutting down several popular parks on the peninsula tonight. parks along the san mateo oreline are popular places for people to watch fireworks, but
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tonight they are off-limits. for the first time, rider and aquatic park will be closed along with parkside aquatic, which is closed as usual. san jose police and fire are stepping up patrols for today's closure. city leaders this san jose are hoping the return of a massive fireworks show will help cut down on illegal fireworks tonight. for the first time in six years, the fireworks show sponsored by the rotary club will light up the sky above san jose. the event was canceled back in 2008 because of budget cuts. but this year, the rotary club teamed up with the city and with santa clara county to make it happen and for that, we say thank you. and we'll look at the weather forecast right after the break.
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happy fourth of july, bay area. taking a live look. beautiful sky over san francisco. you can see, we're already getting some clearing there. nice and clear, sunny sky over antioch. this is going to be one of the warm spots, but only reaching into the low 90s. san jose, meanwhile, showing you a little bit of haze, but overall, lots of sunshine coming in. and we've got a good-looking day out in oakland, where the a's are ready to play a game. 68, first pitch, 105. watch for those flags to blow out towards right center field. as we head throughout the day today, your temperatures will be comfortable, not too hot. coming up at 11:00, i'm going to show you the best spot across the bay area to check out those fireworks. so stick around. we'll get to that report at 11:00 a.m. kris, back to you. >> nothing worse than a dud spot to watch fireworks. thank you very much, christina. all the day's news coming up for you in a half hour at 11:00.
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we sure hope to see you then. hi, girls! happy fourth of july! we are back on this try day friday with more of "today." from short shorts and white shorts to age appropriate shorts find the most flattering styles for your figure can be challenging. >> here with options for women of all sizes and shapes is expert. you look magnificent. >> thank you so much. >> shorts are difficult for most people to wear. >> it seems a little funky. >> a lot of women are really afraid of them. they don't know what length to try and what is age appropriate. that is what we are going to try to navigate. >> first up is adlynn. she wants to wear shorter
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shorts. >> a lot of women in their 30s are afraid to try the shorter shorts. i chose one with a roomier fit along the legs. it is really age appropriate but still giving her the shorter length. then i added a nice blouse and jacket so it is really a versatile look for work or play. >> any figure you think can wear this? or her figure? >> anybody can wear this type of shorts. they have the draw string. they are adjustable and give a little bit of room. anybody can get away with this. >> let's bring out blaze. >> in a blaze of glory. >> of course, really great trick, i added the wedges for extra height. shorter girls shouldn't be afraid to go long. i wanted to show that a shorter girl can wear bermudas. they have the darker wash denim and hit just at the knee cap. i added a black top to further
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create the illusion of length. >> what about the color of the shorts? you want them to blend in with your skin color? >> if you are trying to look taller you want something darker. we will see light shorts in a minute but you have to be careful with lighter on the bottom. >> where is joe an? >> making a statement. >> she wanted a dressy shorts look so i love these lace shorts from lace is a huge trend this season. i am wearing the same pair. i wanted to show them styled a couple of ways. i added the flowy top. it is all about proportioning and length. she is showing skin on the bottom. with women over 40 it is not the same rules that apply for skirts. you can get away with a shorter short. >> thank you. andrea is in her 60s and was worried about wearing shorts but
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i think she is doing it quite well. >> andrea likes the bermuda length and she tends to take things that are too big and too bulky for her. this is a more tailored pair from chicos. i added a fitted top that has sheering at the waist that gives her the hour glass shape without overwhelming her. >> we have cheryl. she is in the curvy category. tell us about her. >> a lot of women ask can i wear white shorts especially curvier gals. i wanted to show that you can get away with this. she is on the shorter side. i chose a shorter length short. really when you are choosing light on the bottom remember to choose a substantial fabric, something thicker. >> she is having fun. >> this heavier denim is a little more forgiving than a
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thinner one that would show lumps and bumps mptd. >> we are so glad you are here. get your mind out of the gutter. we are going to teach you how to bowl. how one family buy only goods made in the usa for a solid month. e. in life, it's how you get there that matters most. it's important to know the difference. like when i found out i had a blood clot in my leg. my doctor said that it could travel to my lungs and become an even bigger problem. and that i had to take action. so he talked to me about xarelto®. [ male announcer ] xarelto® is the first oral prescription blood thinner proven to treat and help prevent dvt and pe that doesn't require regular blood monitoring or changes to your diet. [ brian ] for a prior dvt i took warfarin, which required routine blood testing and dietary restrictions. not this time.
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now on "made in the usa" we look at challenges on buying and producing goods made here in america. >> mother of two decided to go for a month buying products only made here in the usa. it was a challenge inspired by her family. take a look. >> growing up we were always a patriotic family. my grandfather fought in world war ii and my dad would probaud tell us his war stories. my husband and i follow in his
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foot steps. when my dad passed away in 2011 it was devastating. soon after we were decorating for memorial day and my daughters noticed not one of my decorations was from the country it was representing, the usa. i decided to honor my father's memory and teach my girls we could make a difference. we decided for one month to only purchase american items. we checked every label. it was harder than we expected but i hope i taught my daughters the lesson my daughter instilled in me. love your country and appreciate all it has to offer. >> how sweet. we love you already. we both lost our fathers as well. >> me, too. >> god bless our dads. >> ann marie with sharon epperson. ladies, hello. >> you said it was difficult to buy american.
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how difficult was it? >> it was very difficult going into stores and locating clothing. a goal was by the end of july to be outfitted in a total head to toe outfit. i would like and it was very difficult looking for labels trying to find stuff made here. >> it is a global village out there. >> about 90% of the clothes and goods you buy here are manufactured or at least part of them overseas. it is difficult to find made in america clothing and other items. you have to read the labels carefully. >> what about the price factor? i think a lot of people would love to do what you do. >> it depends what you would like to purchase. the clothing is a little more expensive but you understand why. the other goods and stuff if you wanted to buy glasses and a can opener. the clothing wasn't as bad as i expected it to be. >> the outfit today is all usa made.
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>> my outfit today is all made in america. my shoes are made from california. i have everything old, new, borrowed and blue. i have everything purchased and made in america. >> you are doing it again. just started yesterday. >> what do your kids think of doing it? >> i really feel they appreciate it. they are in the stores with me and checking and having fun looking at labels. when you find something made in america they are so excited. it's a nice lesson. i wanted to teach instead of complaining about it go out and do something. >> how practical is it for people to do what she is doing? >> consumer reports did a study and said 60% of americans would pay ten percent more to have products made in the usa. the issue is a lot of folks don't do what ann marie did and read labels or go and find out
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whether or not the products they want are made here, made in the usa find american made products mptd it takes leg work to do that. it is going to be more expensive in many cases because of the cheap labor they can get overseas. >> it is right here. i would have to drive another five miles to get the other one. what are you hoping to teach people? >> this year we are doing it again. i want people to be aware of where their purchases are coming from and i want to start to contact the companies and say i didn't find anything in your store from america. is that anything you can reconsider? >> asking for it. >> a big lesson the jobs that stay in this country and are created by us buying here in the u.s. we are trying to get this economy on the road to recovery that will ensure that happens. >> thank you. happy 4th of july. >> really appreciate it.
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a new twist on a classic hot dog. >> these guys spare advice on bowling a strike after this. summertime is watermelon time. and as a third generation grower it's my favorite time of year. to get to plow this rich land and watch our sweet watermelons grow to maturity and know families will gather together and enjoy something i grew, really means the world to me. that's why i work with walmart. their produce experts make sure you only get the freshest watermelons available, backed by their 100% money-back guarantee. picked by farmers, guaranteed by us. ♪ ina bite size new ways. to enjoy the full size sensation
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do you know how to bowl a strike or do you rely on pure luck every time? >> from art position to the weight of the ball you can learn to bowl a strike every time you step up to the lane. >> here to turn us into bowling pros are the founders darryl spindler and bruce davis. >> good to see you. >> what do you have here? >> nice balls. >> thank you. >> we have a gift for you. this is your own ball for when you turn pro after the lessons. you will use this official ball on the pro tour. >> how did you know the size of your fingers? >> when we pick up the bowling ball we use our middle two fingers. we are going to put it in like
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that. hoda, this is your ball. you are going to hold it this way. >> i have very little fingers. >> then you cradle the ball in your other hand and hold it sort of by your hip. >> this is so easy. >> give us our balls back. >> you got it. >> we will put those over here. we will use the plastic ones today. we will show you the approach first. >> look at our bowling shoes. >> pumps. >> so cute. >> we have bowli ing pumps. >> we will grab the practice ball. >> it is rubber. >> then we are going to turn around and look that way. >> three steps back because we have a short approach. we will start there and put the bowling ball by our hip.
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and then we are going to start with your right foot since we are both right-handed and take one small step, two small steps and a little slide. >> and check it. [ laughter ] >> strike. practically. >> because of you. >> here is what she did wrong. this is perfect. >> i know what i did wrong. i ran into him. >> we want to make sure we follow through so when we do that we do like this like we are answering the cell phone and better than that throw the glass of wine on the person behind you. >> i don't know what you are talking about. >> push away when you start. >> let me show you how it is done. >> put it by your waist.
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>> much shorter. yours counts. >> she always goes over the foul line. she created the foul line. >> this is fun. >> we only have 30 seconds. >> too bad. >> we want to say thanks to everyone -- >> we got to go. >> it's over. >> everybody, coming up, one, two, three. [ cheers and applause ] >> we'll be right back. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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get ready to pass the mustard because this holiday weekend americans will eat more
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than 150 million hot dogs. >> the new book "wieners gone wild" gives a makeover thanks to allen penn. >> i think i have to admit. >> you have crazy ones coming up. >> you guys hungry? >> sure. >> you are not a chef but who cares? >> i used to watch julia child when i was 7 years old. i would say i'm an accomplished amchateur amateur. >> you are a creative genius is what i heard. >> what are we eating today? amburgers and hot dogs. we made the identity crisis dog. >> doesn't know what to be? >> we are going to take this and wrap it around the hot dog. it take as couple of minutes. >> that looks delicious.
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>> you want to try it? >> not raw. >> we are going to put it in here. and then we take a toasted bun. >> of course. >> look at this. look what is happening. look at these. >> why don't you come over here? >> thank you. >> what we do is we take one of those identity crisis dogs and we put some grilled tomato relish on it. >> want some cheese? >> and then cheddar cheese and some scallions? >> do we take a bite out? >> let's do it. >> huh? >> oh, my god. that is fun. >> that is delicious. >> and then we have a bunch more for the crew later. come over here. >> our next weiner gone wild is
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the fire cracker. it is 4th of july. you guys are fire crackers. it is spicy like fireworks in your mouth. we take a hot dog. we put a very spicy rub and grill it. >> what took you so long? >> we take -- >> now i'm all flustered. >> we take the hot dog and put it there. >> i have to do some of this. >> we have mustard to put on this. >> kathie, grab some of those jalapeno chips. what we did with this one in the book is we threw out the bun and replaced it with a quesadilla.
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you can put sour cream if you would like. >> it is good. >> so easy to do. >> we have to run. >> mac n cheese. thank you guys. >> awesome picnic. we have performances by john legend and richard marks. >> have a great weekend everybody. happy birthday, america. >> thank you, everybody. >> so good.
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well, good morning, everyone. thank you for joining us. happy 4th. i'm scott mcgrew. >> happy 4th to you too. i'm kris sanchez. it is the fourth of july. and celebrations will be heard all across the bay area today. but officers is and firefighters want to make sure that you're leaving the fireworks to the pros. >> nbc bay area's stephanie chuang joins us live in san mateo. and stephanie, they've shut down some parks because of the fear of some illegal fireworks. >> reporter: good morning to you both and happy fourth of july. this is the first time the city of san mateo is doing this, but taking no chances with the drought and of course the concerns over all the dry fuel. here, this is one of the parks closed tonight. look at the hillside to see how dry it's been. the city trying to


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